Share this entry

Share this page

jebel

Syllabification: jeb·el
Pronunciation: /ˈjebəl
 
/
(also djebel)

Definition of jebel in English:

noun

(In the Middle East and North Africa) a mountain or hill, or a range of hills.
Example sentences
  • A fine collection of these trees can also be found in Wadi Qahshan deep in the jebels beyond Mughsayl.
  • The huge jebels rise sheer from the sandy valley floor overshadowing the small but growing settlement of Rum.
  • I climbed to the top of one of the small jebels and watched the sun begin to set before heading back to Rum.

Origin

colloquial Arabic form of jabal 'mountain'.

Definition of jebel in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: inˈɡrāSHēˌāt
verb
bring oneself into favor with someone through flattery…